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Research group

Centre for research in inclusion

young children drawing and writing and school

Our educational researchers are working to further theoretical understandings and practices of inclusion, through participatory and practitioner-based methodologies.

Part of Education


The centre is headed by Professor Kiki Messiou and Dr Vasilis Strogilos. Our members work with a strong network of collaborators who value and conduct research that addresses inclusion. They engage with the needs of participants and research users.

We focus on developing research that fosters and improves inclusive practice in an inclusive way. This means we often work with teachers and young people to carry out our research. 

We have particular expertise in: 

  • differentiation
  • collaborative working 
  • social and emotional dimensions of learning  
  • classroom interaction using technology  
  • learners experiencing marginalisation, social disadvantage or poverty  
  • learners with autism and learning disabilities

Research highlights

Projects and publications

Research projects

Our people

My research focuses on understanding marginalisation and finding ways to include all children and young people in schools, through dialogues between teachers and students.
Professor of Education
My research focuses on the inclusion of students with special educational needs and disabilities in mainstream schools and I work with teachers, students and parents to make this happen.
Associate Professor
My particular areas of interest and expertise lie in qualitative, inclusive research methodology and in the fields of interactive and inclusive pedagogy.
Professor in Education
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